Profile of CEO
Born in Kumamoto prefecture, I graduated from Seiseiko High School, after which I entered the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies to major in Russian. At university I joined the baseball club and by autumn of the second year I was a regular core team member as both a pitcher and a first baseman. After finishing the spring season of my fourth year, rather than going to Russia, I chose to go to the UK to expand my knowledge of different cultures. Upon returning from a 1 year stay in the UK, I started to study to become a diplomat, resulting in a total time of 8 years spent studying at the university. Although my dream of becoming a diplomat never materialized, I have no regrets about my life as a student.
Reuters days and thereafter
After graduating and working for 2 Japanese companies, I got a sales job at Reuters Ltd in the UK (just after Black Monday in 1987). For the first couple years I worked very hard to survive, as I did not have a return ticket to Tokyo. I was lucky enough to win several honorable awards for sales performance during the period and was also given credit by my colleagues in the UK, which is one of the greatest sources of pride in my life.
Thanks to Japan’s global business contribution at the time, I was honored to be in a position to have access to the president of Reuters Ltd and was often asked to attend lunches with London based general managers of Japanese financial institutions in the Reuters dining room. This experience gave me a strong sense of satisfaction and pride to work for Reuters Ltd, and enhanced my confidence. These days, visiting the UK every few years and joining in reunions with friends made at Reuters, often over a drink, is something I look forward to.
After coming back to Japan from the UK and taking a senior position at Reuters Japan, I was asked to take the role of CEO at Brandy International, a trademark database company and a joint venture between Toyo Information Systems(TIS) and Thomson Corporation. I was successful in turning around the business very quickly. Following this success, I accepted senior roles at foreign companies, ie . the General Manager of Sophis Japan and Misys Japan after the merger for managing risk management business ,and then Business Development Director of Sungard Japan and FIS Japan to spearhead growing business in asset management arena prior to my current position.
One of my hobbies is golf, which I started playing in the UK in 1990. I was lucky enough to play in some of the most famous golf courses in the UK, but I never felt that my game was satisfactory. I have always felt like returning to conquer those golf courses, but unfortunately I have not yet had a chance to do that yet.
Another hobby is cooking meals for family and friends, ranging from English to Japanese. My specialty is sesame tofu. A small dream of mine is to open a restaurant someday in the future. In addition, I love to discover affordable yet pleasant wines from around the world.
Wish for the company name
The name of our company is derived from the Latin word “campus”. It represents my desire to create a forum for people to gather, learn, and help each other. In today’s ever-changing and unpredictable world, people tend to feel anguish and loneliness. I would feel extremely happy if I could contribute to society by creating the sort of environment or opportunity where people could help each other and cooperate to realize their goals and dreams.
I strongly believe that if you have a dream there is always a way to achieve it. I would like to provide ambitious people with the sort of environment or opportunity where they can collaborate and grow by learning from each other. Many people know that no one can do great things alone, but when people get together and help each other, they can truly excel and exceed expectations.
Each of us is connected organically, and can work together to contribute to the development of a community. This is my dream and I would like to realize it by all means.
Through coaching and consulting, I would like to partner with executives and leaders to help them accomplish their dreams and expand their horizons.
|Company name||Campus Co.,Ltd.|
|Address|| 3-1-205 Chuogai,Chuo-Ku、Kumamoto-shi,、Kumamoto
3-25-8-605 Nihonbashi Hamacho,、Chuo-ku,Tokyo
|Telephone numbers||Kumamoto ：096-342-6861
|Service||Business coaching . Leadership & organization change consulting|
|Established date||9 September 2014|
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